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Kansas News

Here's how KU can exploit Texas Tech's defensive weakness
There’s no hiding it: Kansas’ offense has been enduring a rough patch over the past two weeks. In three of KU’s past four games, the Jayhawks haven’t broken 65 points. In those three games, KU didn't eclipse the one-point-per-possession mark.

Lagerald Vick could be 'the factor' in KU-Texas Tech showdown | Smithology | KUsports.com
At least for the moment, though, KU’s often unpredictable guard seems to be in as good a head space as one could hope. Bill Self indicated Friday afternoon, on the eve of his team’s home matchup with Texas Tech, that he has been satisfied with the veteran’s response since Self removed Vick from the starting five — at least for one game.

Silvio De Sousa’s guardian speaks: ‘This is all bull... It’s ridiculous’
“We were expecting him to play tomorrow. The kid has been bringing his jersey (on trips) the past couple of games: ‘Maybe today is the day they’ll play me.’ It is what was supposed to happen,” Fenny Falmagne, guardian and mentor of De Sousa, told The Star on Friday.

Kansas coach Bill Self seeks improved ‘mojo’ on Saturday versus Texas Tech
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says he plans on starting freshman guard Ochai Agbaji against Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

Bill Self hints at lineup change for Kansas vs. Texas Tech
“Yes, Ochai, I’m planning on starting him," said KU coach Bill Self, speaking outside the Allen Fieldhouse media room ahead of KU's showdown with Texas Tech. "And I don’t know exactly how I'm going to go with the starters because I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a little bit of a mixup just to try to create some different mojo. But yeah Ochai will be out there.”

Report: Marcus Garrett injured, questionable for Texas Tech game
"More bad news for Kansas. Marcus Garrett injured his left ankle during practice," Davis tweeted. "Left the court midway through practice. Will be X rayed tonight. Bill Self told me he is questionable for Texas Tech tomorrow."

NCAA: Silvio De Sousa suspended for two full seasons
De Sousa, the NCAA announced, will be required to sit out the rest of the 2018-19 season and for the entirety of the 2019-20 season "because his guardian received payment from a university booster and agent and agreed to receive additional funds from the same person."

Silvio De Sousa's attorney: Two-year suspension is 'outrageous'
KU basketball sophomore Silvio De Sousa was suspended for the rest of the 2018-19 college basketball season and for the entirety of the 2019-2020 season on Friday, the NCAA announced.

Other Sports News

Kristaps Porzingis likely won't play for this season, Mark Cuban says
Kristaps Porzingis will probably not play for the Dallas Mavericks this season as he continues to recover from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered a year ago, owner Mark Cuban told ESPN.

Celtics' Kyrie Irving cheered by MSG crowd during player introductions
Celtics All-Star and pending free agent Kyrie Irving got a warm welcome at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, with the crowd greeting him with a loud ovation during visiting player introductions for Boston's game against the New York Knicks.

Rockets' James Harden extends 30-point streak, but outshined by Malik Beasley
Houston Rockets superstar James Harden just barely extended his streak of 30-point performances, but a pair of other streaks ended with the Denver Nuggets' 136-122 win Friday night at the Pepsi Center.

Anthony Davis Sr. doesn't want son in Boston, cites treatment of Isaiah Thomas
"I would never want my son to play for Boston after what they done to Isaiah Thomas," Anthony Davis Sr. told ESPN on Friday, referencing the former Celtics star point guard who was traded for Kyrie Irving amid his recovery from a hip injury. "No loyalty. Guy gives his heart and soul and they traded him."

Pelicans underwhelmed by Lakers' initial offers for Anthony Davis
As the Los Angeles Lakers pursue New Orleans Pelicans All-NBA center Anthony Davis ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, the initial offers have been underwhelming, including the Lakers' first offer of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley and a first-round pick, league sources told ESPN.

Other News

Measles outbreak sparks concerns over anti-vaccination movement | Society | The Guardian
A measles outbreak which has spread from south-west Washington to other parts of the Pacific north-west has highlighted low vaccination rates in the region, and the danger the disease presents to unvaccinated children.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Winter blast expected to hit over weekend
The winter weather system will bring with it the coldest temperatures and wind chills seen in the Flathead so far this season, according to Jeff Kitsmiller and Luke Robinson of the National Weather Service, who led an online press conference Friday afternoon.

Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring | CNN Travel
"Faithful followers, there is no shadow of me and a beautiful spring it shall be," a member of Phil's Inner Circle read from the groundhog's prediction scroll to the cheers and applause from the crowd.

Kalispell Man Faces Decade in Prison for Ponzi Scheme - Flathead Beacon
A 62-year-old northwestern Montana man who a federal judge once said was “dangerous to the money and property of others” faces more than a decade in federal prison for running a Ponzi scheme and illegally possessing firearms.